John McEnroe believes Emma Raducanu is “overwhelmed” by the strain of profitable the 2021 US Open and has criticised her “revolving door” teaching coverage.
Raducanu took an early second spherical exit from the French Open on Wednesday as she misplaced to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. The British star has had hit or miss type since profitable her first grand slam trophy final September and American McEnroe says that’s all the way down to public expectation that she ought to preserve profitable.
McEnroe advised Eurosport: ‘We now have acquired to maintain a bit of perspective right here. At Wimbledon final yr she was unable to complete a match due to stress and it acquired to be an excessive amount of for her.
“Then she got here out and did one thing that nobody has ever achieved – man or girl – in 150 years of tennis, coming from the qualifying and profitable.
“Abruptly, there may be this strain on her, this expectation, that has gotten a bit of bit overwhelming as effectively.”
After the US Open Raducanu cut up from coach Andrew Richardson and he or she had a spell and not using a coach. She then employed Torben Beltz however their working relationship has since ended and her brief lived time with coaches is one other trigger for concern for McEnroe.
He added: “If I gained the US Open having gone via qualifying, I wouldn’t change my coach at the least for the following yr, so I don’t perceive that transfer.
“Clearly her mother and father are concerned they usually know greater than I do know. However this concept of a revolving door of coaches I simply don’t assume that’s good for any participant, a lot much less so for a participant at this stage of her profession. We now have to attend and see and hopefully she finds somebody she will be able to follow for some time.”
Ricardo Piatti is rumoured to be Raducanu’s subsequent coach after not too long ago working with Jannik Sinner.